Botox and Dysport
Botox® and Dysport® Injections at our San Francisco Office
With time, fine lines and wrinkles can become more apparent due to sun exposure, lifestyle choices such as cigarette smoking, and years of squinting and smiling. The skin becomes less elastic, dermal collagen is reduced, and the skin becomes thinner and dryer resulting in fine lines and wrinkles.
Botox® and Dysport® rejuvenate tired skin and smooth wrinkles.
A popular and affordable solution to these signs of aging are neuromodulators such as Botox® and Dysport®. These safe compounds are injected with very fine needles into specific facial muscles to reduce the appearance of “expression lines” and to smoothen the skin for a more rejuvenated and youthful appearance.
How do Botox® and Dysport® Injections work?
Botox® and Dysport® relax the muscles of facial expression, thereby reducing the appearance of many dynamic fine lines and preventing the formation of new lines over time with continued, sequential treatments.
The artistic and aesthetic skill of Botox injection.
Let’s be honest, most of us do not want it to be obvious that we’ve had Botox “done”. That’s why we believe that the key to a successful result is to make it a natural looking one – as opposed to a “frozen” emotion-less expression.
To ensure a natural-looking result the aesthetic skill and keen artistic eye of an experienced cosmetic injector is absolutely critical. That’s why we undertake an in-depth analysis of the movement of your own unique facial muscles to examine your unique facial “animation lines”. From this we develop a plan that addresses specific concerns while preserving the unique characteristics of your own individual face.
During your initial consultation, we will collaborate with you to develop a plan of care that reflects the final outcome you desire, your time frame, and budget.
Treatments can be more or less conservative, providing a significant or gradual change depending upon your comfort level. Often, more than one treatment or therapy may by indicated to achieve your desired results.
Botox® and Dysport® treatments are quick and nearly painless.
Downtime and discomfort from the treatment is minimal, and most patients return to normal social, work, and family activities immediately. There is some transient mild erythema and occasionally minor swelling at the injection sites, which tends to dissipate after about 15-20 minutes. Rarely, some mild bruising may occur.
Botox® and Dysport® for Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
Botox® and Dysport® treatment is also recommended for primary hyperhidrosis – otherwise known as excessive sweating in the underarms, palms of hands, soles of feet and face and scalp. Used in this way Botox® and Dysport® can provide safe, quick, non-invasive relief that lasts 6-12 months or more.
How long does Botox® and Dysport® last?
Effects are noted with both Botox® and Dysport® treatment within as little as 1 to 5 days, with full effect being noted in about 3 weeks. Planning Botox® and Dysport® treatments a few weeks prior to important social engagements allows the final treatment effects to be realized.
The effect is specific to the muscles treated, and the relaxation effects typically last 3-4 months.